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Building Healthy Coalitions: Wisdom from the Network

…quo is even longer. Because that’s true, most advocates find themselves working in coalitions, or in partnership with other organizations, to advance shared goals. A win is far more likely…

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One Size Does Not Fit All

…Working in coalitions is an ongoing discussion in the Network. As one Network member said, “There are a million ways we may disagree, but there are benefits to working…

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The Most Important Investment: 7 Tips for Building Relationships in Coalitions

…positive trend and means most advocates find themselves working in coalitions, or in partnership with other organizations, to advance shared goals. At the same time, working in coalition is fraught…

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Better Together: Network Coalitions Playbook

…Over the last few years, you have prioritized coalitions as an important topic of conversation across the Network, and we’ve been taking notes on numerous experiences working in coalition…

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DIRECTOR OF FEDERAL POLICY

…conducting advocacy campaigns; and working with diverse coalitions to achieve desired outcomes. The individual should have extensive networks in the policy and research communities as well as experience building bipartisan…

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Senior Associate, Policy and Advocacy

…only counted, but counts. Create change by translating policy ideas and goals into impactful communications efforts, strategic action plans, and advocacy tools and strategies. Help build coalitions of partners and…

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Senior Community Engagement Associate

…diverse perspectives are considered in the policy making process. Through our work we build powerful coalitions, and grow the grassroots to achieve meaningful outcomes for students. Our theory of action…

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2018 Network MVP

…which led to Alabama’s fourth graders reading on par with their peers nationally for the first time ever in 2011. Under her leadership, A+ launched two statewide coalitions, the Alabama…

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Director of Advocacy

…parents, including presentations, trainings, webinars, how-to guides, etc. Manage the Advocacy Manager and coach other junior staff in developing and disseminating advocacy resources for parents Support Advocacy Coalitions and Other…

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Policy and Communications Manager

…Board of Education. Represent the organization and our policy interests in meetings with relevant governing agencies and education coalitions. Monitor media from and about elected officials and candidates that support…

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Passing the Baton: A New Chapter for the PIE Network

…of building coalitions, the distributive leadership that strong coalitions entail, and the power of sharing credit generously. Most importantly, we’ve shared the values of authentic community engagement, discussing what it…

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Director, Early Childhood Policy & Practice

…develop strategies to most effectively move shared early childhood priorities forward in Kentucky. Represent the Committee on various statewide coalitions, working groups, task forces, and committees focused on early childhood….

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Manager, Equity in Education & K12 Policy

…partners to share information and messaging, as well as develop strategies to most effectively move shared education priorities forward in Kentucky. Represent the Committee on various statewide coalitions, working groups,…

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2019 Ensemble Casts Advancing Policy

…Recognizing Coalitions Across the Country This page has been updated to reflect the 2019 winner, as well as the nominees. As the reform movement grows, there’s often more than…

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Advocacy & Partnerships Manager

…education space , experience working with diverse coalitions of partners, and a passion for educational equity and justice . The position will be based in New York City , with…

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How Members Are Prioritizing Emerging Issues & More in 2019

…training programs to support parent advocates IL Educators for Excellence-Chicago: Engage in statewide education partnership coalitions OR Chalkboard Project: Support community-based organizations as a partner TN Campaign for School Equity:…

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Communication and Media Specialist

…This position on a small, dynamic communications team supports Rodel and its partner organizations and coalitions. The communications team works with internal and external team members to advance Rodel’s…

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State-by-state Look at Submitted ESSA Plans

…while others worked to reduce it. While every state is different, leaders across the country recommended working in diverse coalitions to ensure the needs of all students are represented. Another…

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PIE Network Leadership Institute: Fifth Cohort

…to build coalitions aimed at streamlining pathways for students into, through and beyond postsecondary education into the workforce. Immediately prior to the Coordinating Board and the Foundation, she launched and…

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Ensemble Casts Advancing Policy

…That’s a positive trend: the line at the microphone lobbying against the status quo is even longer. Because that’s true, most advocates find themselves working in coalitions, or in partnership…

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Policy Director

…advance EdAllies’ policy work at the Capitol and with state agencies; build coalitions of school leaders, educators, parents, and students; and conduct outreach and education efforts regarding the impact of…

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This Fourth, Raise a Cold One to the Rabble Rousers

…and consensus played equal roles in birthing our democracy. The political coalitions that vex us today have nothing on the First Continental Congress. (Here’s more on lessons from the Network…

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Advocacy Director

coalitions that A+ is engaged with and seek out new opportunities for partnership. This role will also support A+ staff with the execution of other related organizational activities including development,…

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Policy Specialist

…and local education policy efforts and identify greater opportunities for alignment and impact across Teach Plus. Represent Teach Plus in national policy and advocacy coalitions, on behalf of the VP…

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Network Virtual Learning Opportunities

coalitions.   Reimagining Teacher Roles Thursday, July 1, 1 – 2 p.m. ET Audience: PIE Network member and partner organizations As leaders gear up for next school year, policymakers are…

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Advocacy to Watch: 2019 Eddies! Winners & Nominees

…advocates make a compelling case for policy change. Best Ensemble Cast features coalitions that were artfully organized to respond to particular opportunities or challenges in their states, contributed to a…

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Early Childhood Education Policy & Advocacy Associate

…facing infants and toddlers and their families , relevant policies, and core early childhood programs ; experience working with diverse coalitions of partners to execute successful advocacy strategies ; and…

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Resonating Messages: Leaders Share Reflections from ExcelinEd Summit

…the conference as a reminder of the excellent work happening in the field today across all sectors of education: “Governor Bush said, ‘find coalitions with unique partners on discreet issues.’…

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State Advocates Weigh in on Early ESSA Plans

…school ratings. Some reformers worked to increase growth’s weight while others worked to reduce it. While every state is different, leaders across the country recommended working in diverse coalitions to…

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Director of Policy & Advocacy

…and Community Organizing ○ Representing GO Fresno in education and other coalitions relevant to GO’s policy priorities. ○ Building trusting relationships with diverse stakeholders to inform GO’s point of view…

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Weathering Transitions is Familiar Work for State-based Advocates

…issues they know can be changed or watered down over time. That’s why policy makers who want to do big things look for bi-partisan backing, and advocates organize broad coalitions

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Introducing our Newest Members

…circles. At the legislature, they’ve worked with bipartisan coalitions to improve and protect the state’s accountability system. ReadyCO also partnered closely with other PIE Network members in Colorado to guarantee…

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Associate/Senior Associate, Policy and Research

…informed about emerging practices and policies that facilitate effective data use across the education sector. Represent DQC in meetings, briefings, coalitions and partnerships, and conduct presentations. Plan, facilitate, and prepare…

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Director of Advocacy

…work Give statewide and local presentations and speeches regularly on issues related to education reform and the organization’s work Build strong coalitions of partners and partner organizations to achieve organizational…

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Celebrating Black Leaders Driving Change Through Policy & Advocacy

…Illinois @Milenatehoff @EmpowerIL Rob Reed, Vice President, Legal Affairs, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools @robjreed @charteralliance Tequilla Brownie, Executive Vice President, Strategy Policy & Community Coalitions, TNTP @TequillaBrownie @TNTP…

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State Director – Policy & Advocacy, Florida

…and concerns, develops amendment language and manages response and strategy, where necessary. Builds advocacy coalitions and leads regular coordinating calls and meetings with partners, including education advocates, community and business…

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Lessons from the Frontlines: Common Core in Alabama

In 2014 and 2015, states across the country will fully implement new math and English language arts Common Core State Standards. But, as we’re seeing in full force…

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Illinois Teacher Leadership Coach

…Fellows. Represent Teach Plus on various coalitions, identifying opportunities to leverage teachers’ voices. Policy Program Management Manage logistics for fellows events (both in-person and virtual events) including, but not limited…

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Senior Associate/Associate Director, Postsecondary and Workforce

…and workforce data policy and practice in ways that are tailored to varying audiences. Bring DQC’s knowledge of state data landscapes and unique advocacy perspective to meetings, briefings, coalitions and…

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Learning from Georgia’s “Pre-K Week”

Last week (Oct. 3-7), Georgians celebrated “Pre-K Week,” during which hundreds of state, business, and community leaders visit pre-K to witness early learning in action and to read…

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Executive Director

…mobilize partner organizations and coalitions to actively support campaigns led by families. QUALIFICATIONS In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Executive Director candidate will be: An accomplished leader with…

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Top 5 Blogs Posts of 2018: Insights & Highlights from Across the Network

coalitions, and more. 2. New Case Studies: Policy Implementation Hinges on Educator Support As states transition to new ESSA-aligned accountability systems, educators are playing an important role in how new…

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Michigan State Director

…relationships and effective partnerships between Teach Plus, state education leaders, education coalitions, local districts, media and other local educational organizations. Connecting teachers to media contacts, and actively pursuing opportunities for…

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Director, Project Management

…a vocal leader in statewide coalitions, partnerships with other nonprofits, district, and government leaders. Cultivating relationships and managing partnerships with state/local agencies, school districts, economic development offices, and nonprofit education…

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California Policy Manager

…groups of 4-6 teachers each, with primary ownership of 2-4 working groups. Managing working groups includes developing expertise on the working group topic, participating in relevant coalitions and developing partnerships…

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Chief Operating Officer

…K-12 and higher education arenas, and thus is very effective in leveraging change. With dynamic programs and state coalitions, DFER provides leadership development in a long-term effort to support Black…

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Executive Director

…power dynamics and building coalitions, Demonstrated experience building partnerships; fundraising/development experience preferred, Experience managing or working on electoral campaigns and within or in partnership with labor unions Experience serving as…

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Make a Nomination for the 2017 Eddies!

…attain a provisional teaching certificate. ConnCAN mobilized parents, teachers, clergy, reform partners, students and community leaders to convey the importance of the issue. 2016 Best Ensemble Cast Building coalitions is…

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Engaging Communities in Campaign Planning

…Of course, advocates across the country knew this long before Election Day, and have been busy engaging communities, building coalitions, and crafting campaign goals for the 2017 state legislative sessions….

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Policy Specialist

…local education policy efforts and identify greater opportunities for alignment and impact across Teach Plus. Represent Teach Plus in national policy and advocacy coalitions, on behalf of the VP for…

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League of Education Voters

…cradle to career. LEV is the only Washington-based organization working to improve public education from early learning through higher education. We shape the debate, build powerful coalitions, and grow the…

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Director of Policy & Advocacy

…develop and act on the local policy agenda. ● Relationship Building and Community Organizing ○ Representing GO Fresno in education and other coalitions relevant to GO’s policy priorities. ○ Building…

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GO Public Schools

…GO Public Schools is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to building and supporting a multi-city network of local coalitions, whose members — parents, educators, and community allies — work…

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Wins, Losses, and the Common Core

…to coalitions led by PIE Network members, states including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee are refusing to renege on raising the bar. That’s the good news….

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019: Insights from Across the Network

…Eddies!—advocate-nominated awards—provide an annual opportunity to feature excellent policymaking and advocacy campaigns, leaders who consistently go above and beyond to help their peers advance state policy, and artfully organized coalitions….

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Managing Director of External Affairs

…education-decision making processes, facilitating teacher-led design and implementation of issue-based advocacy campaigns, managing media relations, and developing or maintaining external partnerships and coalitions. For the full posting see here….

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Introducing the Network’s Newest Partners

…local coalitions in 10 key states. FutureEd Thomas Toch, Director FutureEd is an independent think tank at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. As a nonpartisan, public-facing organization, FutureEd…

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Director of Policy & Advocacy

…Organizing Representing GO Fresno in education and other coalitions relevant to GO’s policy priorities. Building trusting relationships with diverse stakeholders to inform GO’s point of view and to be able…

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2018 Best Kept Advocacy Secrets

…a Conservative Lens ReadyCO has worked in bipartisan coalitions to equalize funding for charter schools, broken down barriers to school transportation, and helped defeat attempts to weaken the state’s accountability…

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2018 Most Actionable Research in Advocacy

…to launch or augment outreach and policymaker engagement for five PIE member organizations and several additional partner groups. Serving as a replicable model for other regions or coalitions, the project…

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PIE Network Leadership Institute: Sixth Cohort

…equity for underserved communities, builds coalitions, serves as in-house legal technical support for schools, and directs political strategy for the organization’s sister entity INCS Action, the third largest super PAC…

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Senior Associate, Policy and Research

…and policies that facilitate effective data use across the education sector. Represent DQC in meetings, briefings, coalitions and partnerships and conduct presentations. Plan, facilitate, and prepare other team members for…

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The Class Of 2019: Introducing the Network’s Newest Members (Part One)

…with disabilities Develop coalitions and form essential partnerships to both protect student rights and honor the core tenets of the charter sector: choice, autonomy, and accountability Build capacity for excellence…

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Engaging the Community

…The League of Education Voters has been working for nearly 15 years to improve public education in Washington state. We work with policymakers, coalitions, partner organizations, and thought leaders….

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Advocates Reaffirm Commitment to Stand Against Hate

…when the nation is divided over so many things, we remain determined to build coalitions…to ensure that every child receives equal access to a high-quality education.” And the 50CAN Leadership…

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The Advocates Abroad: International Lessons for American Ed Reform

…experience began or strengthened collaboration among us in the years that followed. These lasting relationships have had a major impact on MBAE’s opportunities and ability to build coalitions and work…

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Courtney Criswell

…Me About: Charting the course for a winning campaign, creating coalitions that span the political spectrum, and supporting a diverse bench of advocates and policy leaders for the future….

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Senior Associate, Advocacy and Policy

…key stakeholders and partners to build coalitions and advance the priorities of our membership Analyze policy and design alternatives based on the organization’s advocacy and policy goals and monitor progress…

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Fresno Executive Director

…developing coalitions and campaigns to advocate for the policies most likely to address them. Ensure that GO is in the right spaces at the right times to have frontline impact…

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Oakland Executive Director

…a key leader in the Oakland education policy space by strategically assessing community needs and developing coalitions and campaigns to advocate for the policies most likely to address them. Partners…

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Advocacy Director

…and oversee a variety of projects simultaneously and maintain important relationships. The Advocacy Director will take over a leading role in several active coalitions that A+ is engaged with and…

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Advocates De-wonk School Funding

…2016, coalitions in Illinois and Arizona made progress on tricky school finance policy. More recently, JerseyCAN called for more collaboration to overcome funding challenges in New Jersey. These voices are…

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